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2014

FDA says Apple feels a 'moral obligation' to improve health tracking data

Monday June 09, 2014

Apple's new "Health" application in iOS 8 was apparently driven by what the company feels is a "moral obligation" to help its users live healthier lives, it disclosed in conversations with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Apple alters App Store rules, starts denying apps for incentivized ads & sharing

Monday June 09, 2014

Apple appears to have changed the App Store's approval criteria on the heels of its annual developer conference, beginning to issue rejections to apps that reward users for watching video advertisements or sharing information about the app on social media.

MAC address randomization joins Apple's heap of iOS 8 privacy improvements

Monday June 09, 2014

With consumers growing more conscious about protecting their privacy, Apple has begun tackle the issue head on with numerous enhancements to its next-generation mobile operating system including a new feature that makes it more difficult to track and identify individual iOS devices.

Apple's iPhone 5c & 5s take 42 percent share of global LTE handsets

Monday June 09, 2014

Apple's global lead in selling premium smartphones is particularly evident in new metrics that show the company's iPhone 5c and 5s represent 42 percent of global 4G LTE smartphones.

Tim Cook overseeing search for new Apple PR chief, seeking 'high-profile external candidates'

Monday June 09, 2014

In its search to replace recently departed public relations chief Katie Cotton, Apple is said to be strongly considering "high profile" candidates from outside the company, with Chief Executive Tim Cook reportedly personally involved in the search.

Apple's 200 student WWDC attendees 'super excited' about the future of tech

Monday June 09, 2014

For over a decade, Apple has offered a scholarship program that invites student developers to attend its Worldwide Developer Conference. Those young developers are now organizing social tools to help support each other while collaborating to build award winning, chart topping apps.

OS X Yosemite first look: Mail adds inline annotations, Mail Drop

Monday June 09, 2014

Recent versions of Apple's Mail.app email client haven't been well received, leading to the release of a slew of alternatives. AppleInsider takes a look at how the company is trying to win back its users in OS X Yosemite.

SteelSeries announces Stratus XL full-size game controller for iPhone, iPad

Monday June 09, 2014

SteelSeries will expand its Made for iPhone gaming controller lineup with a new, larger second model dubbed the Stratus XL, offering wireless connectivity to both Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

UBS sees Apple selling 21M 'iWatch' units priced at $300 in first year

Monday June 09, 2014

If Apple does launch a so-called "iWatch" later this year, investment firm UBS believes the ramp up in sales could be similar to the company's wildly successful iPad, hitting 21 million units in fiscal 2015 and 36 million units the following year.

Project management 'failure' behind absence of Apple Maps updates at WWDC - report

Monday June 09, 2014

A number of improvements to Apple's mapping service that were slated to hit the stage at last week's Worldwide Developers Conference did not appear after poor planning and "internal politics" caused deadlines to be missed, a new report alleges.

Shares of Apple stock open at $92.69 as 7-for-1 split takes effect

Monday June 09, 2014

Apple's much-anticipated 7-for-1 stock split officially went into effect with its new pricing on Monday morning, trading at $92.69 when the NASDAQ Stock Market opened at 9:30 a.m. Eastern in New York.

Review: IK Multimedia's iRing gesture-based music creation tool

Sunday June 08, 2014

For years, IK Multimedia has been making tools for musicians with popular products like T-Racks and the iRig guitar adapter. Now the firm is dipping its toes into computer vision with a gesture-based music creation tool called iRing.

Latest leak purports to show closer look at back panel of Apple's 'iPhone 6'

Sunday June 08, 2014

The latest pictures claiming to show the back panel of Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6" are consistent with previous parts, showing a redesigned metal frame with space for a lock button on the upper right side.

OS X Yosemite first look video: AirDrop with iOS 8

Saturday June 07, 2014

As part of the "continuity" additions Apple introduced with its upcoming operating systems, the company enabled AirDrop between systems running OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8, a long-awaited feature for many users who own both Mac and iOS devices.

Apple's new iCloud storage plans: Cheap for consumers, even cheaper for developers

Saturday June 07, 2014

At this week's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple announced a restructuring of its iCloud storage and computing services as part of an apparent bid to stem the tide of user data flowing from iOS and OS X to competitors like Dropbox and Facebook.

Apple increases issued shares for 7-for-1 stock split in official SEC amendment

Friday June 06, 2014

In a brief filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Apple officially announced an amendment to its Articles of Incorporation to reflect a 7-for-1 stock split that brings total allowed issuance to 12.6 billion shares.

Dr. Dre painted as resolute perfectionist, compared to Steve Jobs in WSJ profile

Friday June 06, 2014

The Wall Street Journal on Friday published an in-depth look at Beats cofounder Dr. Dre, who will be joining Apple after his company was purchased for $3 billion. He is described as a perfectionist, workaholic and someone who relies on their gut -- like late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

iOS 8 first look video: Spotlight now searches iTunes, movie times, locations & more

Friday June 06, 2014

With this year's launch of iOS 8, users will be able to access far more content through Spotlight search on their iPhone or iPad than they ever were before, including data from Maps, iTunes and Fandango.

Craig Federighi kicks off Apple's WWDC 2014 Bash featuring Bastille

Friday June 06, 2014

After a busy week of sessions, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference has regularly featured a Thursday evening party in Yerba Buena Gardens. This year Apple invited Bastille to perform.

Apple acquires social search startup Spotsetter focusing on place, restaurant recommendations

Friday June 06, 2014

Spotsetter, a Silicon Valley startup that analyzes a user's social circle to surface more relevant recommendations for things like places to visit or new restaurants to try, is said to have been acquired by Apple for an unknown sum.